Blood Orange & Meyer Lemon Madeleines

by Kiran on February 17, 2015 · 29 comments

in Baking, Chocolate, Desserts

You know what’s annoying about me lately? BLOOD ORANGES & MEYER LEMONS.

It seems to pop all over the place and I always end up buying. Apparently, I’m holding onto all the anti-oxidant and Vitamin C’s as much as I can admire and stomach.

Blood Orange & Meyer Lemon Madeleines with White Chocolate Ganache | @KiranTarun
Also, there are a bazillion variety of citruses here in the States. I’ve never heard of blood oranges before and its a sight of beauty!

Except for the stains. On a marble surface. Considered warned and make these madeleines for consolation. You can cry over spilled stains, afterwards.

Blood Orange & Meyer Lemon Madeleines with White Chocolate Ganache | @KiranTarun

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Makes 24 madeleines


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted & cooled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp orange blossom water
  • 1 small blood orange, juiced
  • 1 small meyer lemon, zested & juiced
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

White Chocolate Ganache:

  1. 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  2. 1/8 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease madeleine pan. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, beat melted butter and sugar on medium speed.
  3. Gradually add 3 eggs and continue beating until liquid is pale and ribbony. It would take about 1 minute.
  4. Drizzle in orange blossom water, blood orange and meyer lemon juice & zest. Beat to incorporate.
  5. Sift all the dry ingredients and with the mixer on low, gradually add dry ingredients to incorporate into wet ingredients.
  6. Remove bowl from stand mixer. With a spatula, scrape batter from the sides & bottom. Do not over-mix.
  7. With a spoon, evenly fill batter into madeleine pan. Do not fill to the top.
  8. Bake madeleines for 10 minutes or until the center sets and the edges are lightly browned.
  9. Remove pan from oven and cool madeleines in the pan for 5 minutes, before removing to cool on cooling rack.
  10. Meantime, make white chocolate ganache. Heat heavy cream until hot. Pour hot cream over white chocolate chips. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. If need be, microwave for 10 sec intervals until white chocolate is melted through. Do not over-heat.
  11. Once madeleines are completely cooled, dunk each madeleines into warm white chocolate ganache. Decorate with a sliver of fresh blood orange segments and place it on a cooling rack.
  12. Serve it up with a side of tea or coffee!


Blood Orange & Meyer Lemon Madeleines with White Chocolate Ganache | @KiranTarun
Hope your week is off to a great and cozy start. Family & friends up North East, stay warm and safe.

Are you tired of blood oranges and/or meyer lemons already?


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1 Rosa February 17, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Delightful and perfect with a good cup of tea!


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2 Kiran February 20, 2015 at 11:13 PM

Oh, that’s for sure 🙂


3 Rebecca@Figs and Pigs February 17, 2015 at 1:36 PM

These look so pretty. I love blood oranges there ruby colour is just beautiful and their delicious, I’ve never had a meyer lemon would love to try one.
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4 Kiran February 20, 2015 at 11:14 PM

Meyer lemons are just so delicious! A cross between an orange and lemon 🙂


5 Sweets February 17, 2015 at 3:52 PM

They look gorgeous! I love citrus flavours in baking!
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6 Kiran February 20, 2015 at 11:18 PM

Thank you!! Love baking with citruses. Doing it as much as I can, before out of season 🙂


7 charul @ tadka masala February 17, 2015 at 8:31 PM

I am loving them. What color they add to everything. And as if that wasn’t enough, I have made the husband a addict too! Ha!
About the varieties if citruses, I would say the more the merrier! 🙂
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8 Kiran February 20, 2015 at 11:22 PM

Delicious addiction!


9 John@Kitchen Riffs February 18, 2015 at 11:42 AM

I never tire of citrus! Particularly not Meyer lemons. When we lived in Florida, we had a tree — still miss those lemons. Particularly when I see the prices in the store! 😉 Really good madeleines — thanks.
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10 Kiran February 20, 2015 at 11:36 PM

John — i wish we had planted a citrus tree a few years ago. Sigh 🙂


11 Kitchen Belleicious February 18, 2015 at 1:56 PM

those aren’t just any madeleines- meyer lemon ones at that. Amazing. I love the refreshing and light flavor. these are outstanding
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12 Kiran February 20, 2015 at 11:43 PM

Jessica — meyer lemons just elevates everything. In the most delicious way 🙂


13 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 18, 2015 at 2:16 PM

I love madeleines! These citrus flavoured ones look scrumptious.
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14 Kiran February 20, 2015 at 11:52 PM

Thanks Angie 🙂


15 Ash-foodfashionparty February 18, 2015 at 2:23 PM

I am a big fan of blood orange juice. I totally agree about the stain..Oh well, it’s all worth it in the end. Look at those gorgeous madeleines. Amazing.
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16 Kiran February 20, 2015 at 11:53 PM

Thanks love! See past the stain just to enjoy the bounty 🙂


17 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ February 18, 2015 at 2:39 PM

I can’t get tired of blood oranges. So juicy and sweet, they are my favorite type of orange. On the other hand I’m not sure I have ever had meyer lemons. Lemons from Sorrento are awesome too.
These madeleines are definitely inviting, I like the bold citrus accent here!
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18 Kiran February 20, 2015 at 11:55 PM

I can’t too! Meyer lemons are a cross between an orange and lemon. So delicious 🙂


19 Carol at Wild Goose Tea February 18, 2015 at 6:17 PM

Wouldn’t I find it grand to find a couple of these on my plate along with a cup of tea. The tang of the flavors would probably prompt me to try to get a third one too.
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20 Kiran February 20, 2015 at 11:57 PM

Go ahead with the 3rd. I’d do it 🙂


21 Meeta February 19, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Perfect flavors for madeleines – love! I am a big citrus fan too!
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22 Kiran February 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Thanks Meeta 🙂


23 dixya | food, pleasure, and health February 19, 2015 at 5:12 PM

i absolutely love blood oranges and this is a great way to utilize it.
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24 Kiran February 21, 2015 at 12:02 AM

Dixya — thanks love 🙂


25 Raymund February 22, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Me too I only heard blood oranges when I came here in NZ
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26 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 3:59 PM

Its pretty and addictive 🙂


27 Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 22, 2015 at 4:43 PM

I’m guilty of buying too much citrus too, which means I can make these madeleines :). Love that ganache!
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28 Kiran February 25, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Laura — no guilt should be there, just bake 🙂


29 Meghan February 25, 2015 at 8:13 PM

Blood oranges & meyer lemons are the best! They are the positives of this frigid winter! Your madelines look gorgeous, my friend! Would love a few with a cup of tea! 🙂
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